Fusion to simulcast the ‘Chris Gethard Show’ on Facebook Live

The millennial-oriented media network Fusion will begin streaming weekly episodes of the Chris Gethard Show on Facebook Live. The show premieres tonight at 8pm ET. Lena Dunham will join as a special guest. In addition to a basic simulcast, Fusion will be incorporating tools from Telescope’s recently unveiled Live Studio software, enabling the network to integrate polls, curated comments from viewers, and other features. Fusion isn’t the first cable net to play on Facebook Live. NBCU’s E! network, for instance, is running a live talk show on the platform. Expect more and more networks to throw their hat into the live-video ring. Right now this trend is at a relative trickle. Soon enough it will be a flood.

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